Sunday April 29, 2018: But How Do We Fit In?

Storm Damage

We hear much about the importance of preserving the environment, preserving the natural world in contrast to the world that has been created by human artifice. But aren’t people part of the natural world, too? This Sunday Robert Helfer will contemplate the idea of “nature” and consider our place in it.

Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There are classes for children and adults 10 to 10:45 am, and a coffee gathering before the service. More about us.

We would love to have you come worship with us.

Children are welcome. There is childcare and an activity for young children during the service.

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom. You may park on the south side of the building, which is marked reserved for the PWA.

Map

The schedule for the current adult religious education class is here.

Email westforkuu@gmail.com or use our contact form for more information or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302

Sunday, April 22, 2018: Love the Dandelions

You love roses, but you only grow dandelions. If you love roses so much, why not plant them?

Lisa deGruyter will be leading the service.

Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There are classes for children and adults 10 to 10:45 am, and a coffee gathering before the service. More about us.

We would love to have you come worship with us.

Children are welcome. There is an activity for young children during the service.

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom. You may park on the south side of the building, which is marked reserved for the PWA.

Map

The schedule for the current adult religious education class is here.

Email westforkuu@gmail.com or use our contact form for more information or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302

 

New on Netflix: Come Sunday

I just heard about this on NPR and I was only casually listening.

“His story was the basis for a segment on the public radio program This American Life, and is now the subject of the new movie Come Sunday, now out via Netflix. (It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, who we also talked to about his role.) Pearson says he wants Come Sunday to make people examine their faith:

“I just want them to rethink,” he says. “I want them to ask themselves: What do I believe and why do I believe it? What is the difference between what I believe in my head and know in my soul? Because I think there’s a difference.””

But there is a new movie on Netflix called Come Sunday which is about Carlton Pearson and his leaving a Pentecostal church. Here is an article by Ted Resnikoff

“Come Sunday, premiering on Netflix April 13, tells the story of how Bishop Carlton Pearson’s epiphany about God’s love cost him his congregation, affiliation with the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops, and a lot of money, but it only elliptically explains why he found a home for his faithful, and a place to minister and share his message of inclusion, at a Unitarian Universalist church.

Hope you get a chance to watch it.

Namaste,

Cricket

Spiritual Outings for 2018

Stained Glass Chalice

We have Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the warm days of summer (plus a bit). These Outings replace our usual worship service for that Sunday with an outdoor adventure. A brief and simple worship service at 11:00 a.m. is followed by a potluck picnic, conversation, some activity specific to the park we have chosen for that day, and a chance for us to reconnect our spirits to the natural world around us.

This is our schedule of Spiritual Outings for 2018:

All are welcome. We would love to have you come worship and play with us.

For more details, please see the individual announcements on the WFUU blog at https://westforkuu.org/.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

“There can be no peace without justice and respect for human rights.”

Irene Khan

This Sunday, John Hall will give a lesson titled “Pushing the Pendulum – Five Decades of Social Justice.”

Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Uptown Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There are classes for children and adults 10 to 10:45 am, and a coffee gathering before the service. More about us.

We would love to have you come worship with us.

Children are welcome. There is an activity for young children during the service.

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom. You may park on the south side of the building, which is marked reserved for the PWA.

Map

The schedule for the current adult religious education class is here.

Email westforkuu@gmail.com or use our contact form for more information or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302

Hope to see you there.

Namaste,

Cricket

Auditions for Summer Theatre

AUDITIONS for youth 11 and older are set in April for The ACT 2 Theatre Company’s June show, two one-act plays.

Please complete this form before coming to auditions:
https://goo.gl/forms/BqJgqAqiMvCzglpB2

youth auditionsThe Directors: Cricket Hall and John Hall are co-directing this.

Show Dates: June 21st- June 24th (the 24th is a matinee)

Audition Dates:
April 20th 6 pm
April 21st 12pm
April 22nd 2pm
or by private appointment, if you cannot make these times.

Ages 11 and up.

THE PLAYS

The Emperor’s New Clothes by Steven Schutzman –
In this comic retelling of the classic story, two con men escape jail, with bumbling detectives in hot pursuit. Soon they trick the vain, fashion-conscious Emperor into letting them create the royal garments for his daughter’s wedding. The garments, they say, will not only be of the highest possible style, they will have the magical property of being invisible to fools unworthy of their positions. What fun to watch fools prove they are not foolish in this land of super-charged pride and vanity.
The Emperor’s New Clothes will be Produced by special arrangement with Brooklyn Publishers, LLC.

Highly Theatrical Terms by C. P. Stancich –
This is a fast-paced performance piece for young actors. Taking on various characters in a series of scenelets and monologues, actors explore concepts and definitions in drama (hence, “Highly Theatrical Terms”). The result is an exercise in timing and pace that is both funny and audience pleasing.
Highly Theatrical Terms will be Produced by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing LLC of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

TO PREPARE FOR THE AUDITION

The auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts and improv games. If you are interested in seeing the sides ahead of time, please email Cricket at cricketzhall@gmail.com with Summer Youth Plays in the subject line. Thanks. If you are interested in working tech for the show we would love to have you please email John at JohnLHall1066@gmail.com with Summer Youth Plays in the subject line. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Theatre for Kids!

Directed by Nicole Davis
This season our kids theatre program is exploring character development and the elements of story building with Superheroes and Supervillains – Write Your Own Adventure. The kids will be creating original characters and building stories for the characters to live through. The program will run over 12 weeks with the kids meeting 2 or 3 times a week to work through character choices and write their tales. The final product should be a zany and imaginative collection of comic style stories certain to make you laugh.

The show is Thursday, April 12, Friday, April 13, Saturday, April 14, at 7pm and Sunday, April 15th at 2pm.

Here’s the event and here’s how to contact M.T. Pockets.